Now, here’s the nest

Last post I put the nest in the title, and made no more mention of it! So, here’s the nest. Kate from Tall tales from Chiconia had the joy of watching a sun bird build and raise a family in her nest, hanging just outside Kate’s back door. There’s a photo of it here. I was…

A delight from Queensland

Recently Kate emailed me to ask if I wanted a nest. Well, who can resist a nest? Probably plenty of people, but not me! The story behind the nest is that an olive backed sunbird created this nest by suspending it from the fairy lights right by Kate’s backdoor. Kate had the delightful task of keeping…

Feathers, for sale

I thought that you might to look at these two feather drawings that I have just listed in my Etsy shop. Just click on the picture if you are interested in more details. I also wanted to let you know that this month I am donating half of my sales to BirdLife Australia. Their current campaign…

How does my garden grow?

My Fella went to WA for a week, coming back last Monday. So I had a week to myself. By Friday I realised that I was on Holiday. Now some of you must think that, as a semi-retired person, I am on permanent holiday. (A big part of me agrees)! I didn’t go anywhere, except…

River red gums

Along the major waterways of Australia you will see the mighty river red gums growing. They are magnificent trees, majestic, old strong. We need to take care of them not only for their own sake, but for the habitat they provide. Many Australian birds and marsupials nest in holes in trees. These are created after…

More adventures with Alice, in the Grampians

The Fella and I are off having adventures in Alice the Caravan. (Want to know more about Alice? Have a look here.) The Grampians are a rugged national park in Western Victoria, and are very spectacular. Halls Gap is the main town, and its main purpose is tourism. However, it is still a pleasant, informal…

The Melbourne Aquarium — penguins

During the January holidays I was lucky to go with my holiday programme job to the Melbourne Aquarium. Even though I had a group of children to keep track of and keep engaged, I loved it. It was my first visit and I was blown away by the shapes and colours that exist under water….

Emus in the Flinders Ranges

EMUS There are so many emus across the more arid areas we travelled through — from Menindee, out of Broken Hill, to the Flinders Ranges, including this one at the very aptly named Emu Creek, Kinchega National Park. This photo is my favourite though. We were ambling along the Brachina Gorge track and came across…